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by evric
Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 06:43
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Science Alive! 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Science Alive! 2017

Hi, The SA Branch of the AEVA will have a display at Science Alive! this weekend. This is held at the Adelaide Showground in the Goyder Pavilion, Duncan Gallery (where we are) and Jubilee Pavilion. Friday: Careers day for students only 9am to 3pm Saturday: Open to the public 9am to 5pm Sunday: Open ...
by evric
Thu, 25 May 2017, 14:36
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: World Environment Fair
Replies: 0
Views: 215

World Environment Fair

The SA branch of the AEVA will be having a display at the World Environment Fair at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville) next month.

Dates: June 3rd & 4th, 2017
Time: 9am - 5pm
Exactly where: The western end of the Jubilee Pavilion.

There will also be a separate display for Tesla and Mitsubishi.

Eric
by evric
Mon, 22 May 2017, 06:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: chortlyn Nissan Tiida Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 663

chortlyn Nissan Tiida Conversion

Very nice...
by evric
Fri, 12 May 2017, 06:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 6900

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Looking good Jason.
How many km can you do on one charge in forced EV mode?
by evric
Sun, 07 May 2017, 15:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 93
Views: 14779

Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

Elcon (TC) Chargers are normally setup in the factory for your preferred voltage.
by evric
Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 14:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 2549

Westfield new installations

Hi Jeff,

That must have been a horrific experience.

Eric
by evric
Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 15:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2692

My Motor Died

Hi Christopher,
Keep it going.. and remember to put the brushes back in the same position and orientation that they were in.

When you say the rotor is moving - wouldn't that mean the bearings are loose?

Eric
by evric
Sun, 09 Apr 2017, 14:27
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2692

My Motor Died

Hi Christopher, The pattern on the commutator resembles the ridges on the brushes. Once the brushes have no ridges visible either end then the car can be driven. Until then there will be too much current (if you drive it) going through a small percentage of the brush surfaces which will cause excess...
by evric
Sat, 08 Apr 2017, 03:53
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2692

My Motor Died

Hi Christopher,
The only way to tell is to take a brush out and inspect it.
My brushes came with curved faces close to the finished requirement and still took 270 hours of constant running to match the commutator.
Your commutator came up nice.
Eric
by evric
Mon, 03 Apr 2017, 23:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: MX5 Conversion kit up for grabs
Replies: 2
Views: 407

MX5 Conversion kit up for grabs

Hi woopwoop, Welcome to the AEVA. I have updated your Forum profile to "AEVA member". You now have full access to the For sale section. Please move / copy this post to the For sale section (depending on what options are available under "Post Options" or I can do it for you... Regards, Eric Rodda For...
by evric
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Congratulations Wolfgang on the launch.

I have updated your profile to AEVA to match your Corporate Member status.

I hope you'll be able to bring one to the AEVA AGM activities in Tassie in November.

Eric
by evric
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 04:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: GBS cell smell question
Replies: 10
Views: 474

GBS cell smell question

If the cells are just sitting there, there should not be any smell coming from them, they (or some of them) must have faulty valves.

I have not used GBS cells but have had experience with Thundersky, Calb and Winston cells.
by evric
Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 13:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 6900

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Hi Jason,
Looking good!.
To protect your polycarbonate sheet, you can get a Prius mat from the US (ebay) as I used. This Prius Gen 2 mat wasn't available in Australia.

I found some on eBay when searching for "prius cargo mat"

Eric

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by evric
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 22:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1903

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

From past experience of fellow converters who started with Lead Acid batteries... They last about 18 months, if you are lucky, and then comes the making of a new battery frame/box for the replacement Lithium cells. The other thing hard about using Lead Acid is that in most states a sealed box, with ...
by evric
Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 23:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Help with Prius

I'm sorry, I don't any more ideas.
You may have to wait for Toyota to assist.
by evric
Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 23:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Help with Prius

There is a fuse in the orange kill plug on the left (near side) of the main battery.
by evric
Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 22:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Help with Prius

My unit still clears error messages even if there are no codes. See if you have a "clear all codes"
by evric
Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 22:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Help with Prius

Have you got a Scan Gauge II or similar to clear the Hybrid error message?
by evric
Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 21:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Help with Prius

What is the Hybrid battery level showing? Green, Blue?
by evric
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 06:38
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2692

My Motor Died

Hi Christopher,
In my video the sparking stopped at 21 hours of "bedding in" and then the brushes required another 249 hours of "bedding in" until they matched the commutator.
My motor had done less than 20,000km before the brushes were distroyed.
Eric
by evric
Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 03:29
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2692

My Motor Died

I had a problem the the top set of brushes in my ADC X91-4001 motor and had replacements made by cortela.com.au Ron Rigg (0432762530) is my contact. I replaced all the brushes at once, but then bedded them in for about 20 days continuous running on a 12V power supply (about 40Amps) See YouTube video...
by evric
Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 13:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: For sale section.
Replies: 4
Views: 391

For sale section.

Hi Arpspasm,

To access to "For Sale" section you are required to be an AEVA member.
Please check out http://www.aeva.asn.au/membership for membership details.

Eric
by evric
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 22:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: For sale section.
Replies: 4
Views: 391

For sale section.

Done - Profile now set to "AEVA Member" - Welcome to the club.
Eric
by evric
Sun, 22 Jan 2017, 17:17
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Electrikhana 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Electrikhana 2017

Mitch (AEVA member) now has full access.
Eric